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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Plaintiff fails to respond to discovery in malpractice suit – Defense Verdict (access required)

This matter involved legal malpractice suits against two defendants – an associate and her law firm – for alleged malpractice in an underlying domestic relations case. Plaintiff alleged defendant associate failed to properly oppose motion to withdraw stipulation in the ...

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Costco employee denies striking plaintiff with pallet jack – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was shopping with his father at a Costco store in Sterling on June 4, 2009. Plaintiff alleged that while he was in the produce isle, Costco employee Jose Fonseca pushed a pallet jack containing a stack of grapes into ...

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Delayed diagnosis leads to sterility of 12-year-old girl – Confidential Settlement (access required)

This case arose from the delayed diagnosis of ovarian torsion, resulting in the sterility of a 12-year-old female. Plaintiff presented to the pediatric emergency department complaining of severe, sudden onset abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. Suspecting appendicitis, doctors performed an ...

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ABC agent hit with punitives, commonwealth found liable – $80,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was involved in a rear-end accident with the defendant, who was an intoxicated ABC agent. The defendant drank at least six beers in a three-and-a-half hour period immediately preceding the accident and had a BAC of 0.16. He ...

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Officer faces new trial in fatal shooting

A federal appeals court has ordered a new trial in a lawsuit against a Stafford County sheriff’s deputy accused of using excessive force in the fatal shooting of a county man. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in an ...

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The Sixth Man Award

Settling the squabbling of law students across the nation once and for all, a California law professor has released a definitive ranking of bar exam difficulty. Robert Anderson, an associate professor at Pepperdine University School of Law, combined bar passage ...

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Deputies’ p.i. suit barred by fireman’s rule (access required)

Two deputies injured in an auto accident during a drug sting could not sue the criminal suspect for their personal injuries. The Supreme Court of Virginia said that the deputies were acting in the normal course of their professional duties ...

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Surgeon, hospital not liable for patient death (access required)

A surgeon and faculty member of Eastern Virginia Medical School will not have to face a suit saying he was negligent in providing post-surgical treatment of a patient’s ischemic leg. On April 5, the Supreme Court of Virginia affirmed dismissal ...

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